Dr. Linda Albert

Speaking/Consultation Areas: Cooperative discipline at home and school, at-risk students, motivating under-achievers, home/school collaboration, parenting, and self-esteem (International Bookings Only)

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Presentation Style: Moving and humorous stories from personal experience woven with dozens of practical, easy-to-use strategies that she demonstrates in an interactive and experiential manner.

Students, unfortunately, do not come with an owner's manual for teachers and parents, but it they did, if probably would have been written by Dr. Linda Albert.

Dr. Albert, a nationally syndicated columnist, author, public speaker, former classroom teacher, and college professor, has been advising teachers and parents for more than 25 years. She has addressed such challenges as coping with disruptive and inappropriate behavior, reducing violence, overcoming academic and developmental difficulties, drop-out prevention, reducing substance abuse, and improving self-esteem.

A mother of three grown children and a veteran of fifteen years in the classroom, Dr. Albert knows from experience what teachers and parents mean when they say it is difficult to teach and raise kids today. Dr. Albert pursued the answers to her own teaching and parenting questions in an impressive academic career that culminated in a master's degree in education and a doctorate in psychology. She began sharing her skills with other teachers and parents as a school counselor and professor of education-then utilized her talents as a lively speaker and writer to reach a wider audience with her message.

For twelve years Dr. Albert authored a weekly newspaper column, Changing Families, syndicated by Gannett News Service. She also wrote a monthly column for both Working Mother and Family magazines. She has authored numerous books, which include Cooperative Discipline Implementation Guide, and Coping with Kids in School just to name a few. She has also produced three video-training programs for teachers. Dr. Albert's specific, action-oriented approach for dealing with all child-related issues--from ending power struggles to how to get children to do their chores at home--has made her a popular interview subject on television shows such as "Today," "CNN Cable News," and others. In addition to working with schools in the United States, Dr. Albert has traveled to such countries as Israel, England, Russia, and many more to train teachers, administrators and staff developers in Cooperative Discipline.

Dr. Albert's engaging style and lively, witty presentations make her personal appearances, workshops, and seminars popular with parents, teachers, and professionals who work with youngsters and their families.